George Mason University names its law school for Scalia

April 1, 2016

George Mason University plans to name its law school for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, following an anonymous $20 million donation from a Scalia admirer and a $10 million donation from the foundation of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Koch.

The law school announced Thursday that its anonymous donor approached the school through a friend of Scalia and asked that the law school be named for him.

George Mason's law school has developed a reputation as a conservative powerhouse in recent years.

The money will also establish three new scholarships.

Koch, known for his donations to conservative and libertarian causes, has long been a prominent donor to Mason.

The name change will require approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


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